Codnor are up after a goal spree

Jamie Wood keeps the ball in midfield for Codnor Boys under 15s during their 12-0 win over Stanton Ilkeston at the weekend, that clinched promotion
Jamie Wood keeps the ball in midfield for Codnor Boys under 15s during their 12-0 win over Stanton Ilkeston at the weekend, that clinched promotion

Codnor Boys under 15s secured promotion with a third of the season still remaining, after a thumping 12-0 win at Stanton Ilkeston.

The match began as a close contest, with both teams adapting well to the conditions.

However, it was Codnor who created the majority of the chances, with Stanton failing to get a shot on target in the opening period. With Webster, James and Soar causing all sort of problems with their pace and movement up front, it was inevitable a goal would come, and on 30 minutes it duly arrived. As the ball was played in to Webster, he produced a delightful flicked pass through for Soar, who ran on before lifting a shot over the onrushing keeper.

After the break, the floodgates opened, in goalscoring terms at least. Four minutes in, and Soar returned the compliment, playing in Webster to get his first. Three minutes later, it was 3-0, after a superb Castle cross was headed in by James.

James then got his second with a fine individual effort, before Cashmore headed in a Wilmot free-kick. On the hour it was 6-0, when Webster got his second before Cashmore was first on hand to convert a well-saved penalty.

Four minutes later, Heappey made his mark with a fantastic strike, beating three men before curling a 25-yarder into the far top corner. Callum James then rivalled Heappey for the goal of the season, volleying in a looping clearance from 25 yards to complete his hat-trick.

Webster completed his own hat-trick with a carbon copy of his second goal, to take his tally to 18 before Wood fired through a crowded penalty area for 11-0. With the last kick of the game, Cashmore thought he had completed his own hat-trick from central defence, looping in a header, only for Soar to nip in to score on the line.

It is now a straight fight between Codnor Boys and Castle Donington for the title.

Man of the Match was Ben Cashmore (two goals from defence, and a threat the whole game)